Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Sunday Morning
I can't sleep so I thought I would let ya'll know what's been going on so far this week. Sunday when John left, it continued to snow all day and on into Monday and FINALLY stopped Monday night. The snow was beautiful, but why did it have to snow the day John leaves??? This wouldn't be so bad but being from Mississippi, I haven't ever seen much snow in my life (especially THIS much!!). Therefore, I had no idea how to shovel it, drive in it, or even walk in it. So, here I am freaking out because I have never driven our Tahoe till Saturday night or driven ANY vehicle in 4-wheel drive or on snow/ice and I have Hydie with me! Well, we made it home and I decided that I wasn't going anywhere until it quit snowing. I guess I was expecting it to be like Mississippi and when it did quit snowing, all the snow would melt...yeah right!!

Monday Morning The Pile the Snowplow Left
By Monday afternoon, I had realized that our truck is covered in snow and I have no idea how to get it off. As I'm talking to John, I ask him what to do, he tells me and acts likes it's no big deal. Well, I get out there and realize that I am VERY short and can't reach the top of the truck to wipe the snow off to open the door; so I give up and come back inside and decide I'm just not going anywhere until John gets home. Tuesday my new friend Marleen calls and says they are on base and asks if I would like for her hubby to clean my truck off!!! God is GREAT!!! Of course, I said yes and thanked them like 1000 times! So after they leave I get Hydie ready and we go to the exchange and then we went to Craftnite. I had a blast and I even think Hydie did! It was so good to finally meet people and get out of the house! Today, Hydie and I went and hung out with Marleen and her little boy at their house and it was so good to spend most of our day out and about. By the way, John seems very busy with school and hasn't had much time to chat but is ready for Feb. 9th to be here!!


NancyCatherine said...

I'm sure there are some difficult times, but it sounds like a wonderful life experience, like you're meeting some great new friends, and like God is taking care of you!

We knew He would!
Love, Miss Nancy

ps I love getting to see Alaska through your eyes!

... that LadyD! said...

Jade... I hope you have great neighbors that are willing to talk with you and show you how to deal with snow... I remember when I did my student teaching in Nebraska and it snowed and were at school the next day. NOw you know that would have been a disaster in Mississippi. But nope, not there. I hope you are able to cope with snow and learning how to deal with it on a daily basis in the winter.

God bless you all, try to stay warm.


Gloria said...

When Keyla was Hydie's age, I lived in a part of Tennessee that got snow on a regular basis. We were snowbound for almost one month. We were out of school one year for the entire month of January. You know how we are in the South. At the sign of snow flurries, we lose all good sense. Well, I didn't know how to drive on it, how to walk on it, but to this day, I still remember how it felt to fall and bust my REAR on it! I even got cabin fever one year. So, I have no idea what it would be like to live in an area where is snowed like where you all are. I am glad that you had the courage to get out and go visiting on your own. I know that Hydie enjoyed it as well. Build us a snowman when John gets home and send us the pictures.